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NHS trust looks to gauge opinions of dementia patients

NHS trust looks to gauge opinions of dementia patients
15th November 2010

NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent has appealed for suggestions on how to improve dementia services in the region.

The local medical trust wants people with dementia and their carers and loved ones to come forward and talk about their experiences, according to Your Canterbury.

A workshop for people affected by dementia is to be held by NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent on November 23rd between 10:00 and 15:00 BST at Kent County Cricket Ground in Canterbury.

The trust's assistant director for citizen engagement Sara Warner wants to get as many people affected by the condition as possible to share their thoughts.

"Patients and carers will be able to talk directly to the people who buy healthcare for the residents of east Kent and influence the treatment and future services that patients receive," she told the publication.

According to the Alzheimer's Society, the number of people living with dementia is set to exceed one million by 2025.

Read more about Barchester's dementia care homes.